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June 16, 2012

on June 16, 2012
IMG_5123Watch out for the Pollywog!IMG_5102IMG_5103IMG_5106IMG_5107
IMG_5109Teagan with a goldfish looking at goldfishWill it bite me?Look!IMG_5117IMG_3246
Crawfish pinch pinchIMG_5122IMG_3249IMG_3251IMG_5125Fishy fishy fish!
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2012 – 06 – Fish Shopping, a set on Flickr.

We went fish shopping today. After her afternoon nap – I woke her up (!) so we could get there before they closed – she was excited to go picking out fish.

They had a huge barrel of pollywogs, some with legs, some without. We already have about four froggies that live in the pond, so we just looked. I was strong, and walked past the gorgeous plants. I really would love a lily pad, but we didn’t take the time to ask if it would be good in our pond. There was a lovely pitcher plant in bloom that I hadn’t seen last trip. Also, there were baby turtles in the pond, and Teagan was an eagle eye spotting them. Ashlin, who we carried, pointed at everything.

We hurried to the greenhouse that had the fish, as it was just about closing time. When the guy came back, we pointed to the ones we wanted. He was great at netting the exact fish we wanted. Stu picked an orange one with a bold black stripe. I found one that had a spot on the back of it’s neck that looked like a black star in a red heart . Teagan ended up wanting a white one (not pink!) that had some spots on the base of it’s tail and fins.

We also got a crawfish to nibble on the delectables at the bottom of the pond.

It was a big production getting them all into the pond, but the girls really enjoyed it. Teagan got to feel the crawfish’s feet through the bag, which made her giggle and also made her a bit scared. Both girls got to get a close up look at the fish while they acclimated a bit before going into the pond.

I had a hard time trying to get a picture of all the fish in the pond, what with herding one baby or the other, as well as the sun glare. Maybe tomorrow.

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9 responses to “June 16, 2012

  1. Kris A says:

    Looks like fun. Teagan’s hair looks like it is getting darker!

    • lisasff says:

      It was fun! I wish we had gotten there earlier to “play” a bit more, but it was still nice. We were the last customers of the day, so we had the place to ourselves.

      Her hair is getting darker. I’m not sure if the sun is influencing it as much as it was… she did just get a trim too, and that may have removed some of the bleached ends…

  2. Kat says:

    Sounds like a fun trip even at the end of the day….and the pics were cool. Not pink??? I’m a little disappointed. LOL

    • lisasff says:

      Kat, it was very fun! I just wish we had another 10-15 minutes or so. We needed to be focused, no meandering, and it’s so nice to meander there, they have lovely model ponds with flowers and huge koi and frogs and turtles. It’s very relaxing there.

    • lisasff says:

      And yeah, mo pink. She totally went for one of the white fish… he’s almost pure white with one spot near the base of the tail and a few on the tail fins. Lovely LONG tail fins.

  3. Kat says:

    Oh…and the one of Ashlin with her hat and her eyes cut to the side is adorable. Looks like she’s saying….if I go this way will they miss me???? So cute, the girls are.

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